I've been pondering this question since approximately the end of April, when we moved to the Land of Tract Homes. This new Land is full of families, families with kids. I was certain that new Mommy Friends would be crawling out of the woodwork to chat me up and share a glass of wine. Negative.
It turns out that when both parents work full-time and Mommy arrives home around 6pm most nights, it is just enough time for the dinner-bath-bed routine. No progressive dinners and shared bottles of wine around here.
BUT, a doorbell ring this Sunday brought a neighbor and his two kids. This friendly family wanted to know if we wanted this:
The answer, of course, was a resounding yes. And after one night of getting home too late to play and one morning with a toddler staring out the window, begging to go outside, instead of eating his breakfast, this is what happened:
So, back to my question--how the hell to you make neighbor-friends? (Remember, I grew up with my only neighbors being family, so I am legitimately ignorant on this one.)
P.S. I think that my kiddo just might be the cutest on the planet. I'm biased, I know.